Welcome to Bridgewater School. Your individual journey starts here.

At Bridgewater School, we celebrate, support and nurture individuality.

We provide independent education for boys and girls aged 3-18 years in an inspirational setting that is inclusive, stimulating, supportive and totally focused on achieving every student's personal goals.

We are proud of our family ethos, our consistently outstanding results and our forward-thinking academic environment.

But most of all, we are proud to be part of each child's individual journey.

School Life

Early Years

In many ways, our early years are some of the most important in our lives. They can start to shape both who we are and our view of the world. That is why at Bridgewater School, we like to give young individuals an early idea of how inspiring and enjoyable school life can be.

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Prep School

Finding the perfect learning environment for your child is as much about instinct as educational accomplishment. When you find the right school, it just instinctively feels right. Which is exactly the way you will feel when you experience the friendly and nurturing atmosphere of the Bridgewater Preparatory Department.

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Senior School

At Bridgewater School, we believe that exam results are an end product of an outstanding rounded education rather than an end to themselves. Which is why discovering the future potential and core capabilities of every individual whilst enabling everyone to enjoy a rich and varied array of group and team activities, has been the cornerstone of our success.

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Sixth Form

The two years of Sixth Form are the defining years of school life. The exceptional focus we can bring to all students through the intimacy and support of small classes, together with the support network of small tutor groups, can make all the difference. A difference which manifests itself in excellent A Level pass rates, year after year.

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Small is beautiful. And academically successful.

Ever since the school’s inception in 1950, our family ethos has ensured that each young person is treated very much as an individual. Although the scale and academic stature of the school have grown alongside our new buildings and facilities, we are still small enough to know each young person by name and develop a true understanding of their specific needs and abilities.

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News & Events

Delivering success through sport

At Bridgewater School we understand that success comes in many forms, which is why we celebrate not only the achievements on the field, but also the joy of sportsmanship and

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Children’s Mental Health Week 2024

At Bridgewater School, we understand the importance of nurturing not only the academic but also the emotional wellbeing of our students. That is why, during Children’s Mental Health Week, which

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Bridgewater presents Legally Blonde JR

Students had Worsley thinking pink when they presented their 2024 production of Legally Blonde JR. Show-stopping performances from a talented young cast, which featured Year 8’s Lily Knights as the iconic

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Demi helps Manchester Magic retain title

We firmly believe that with the right people around us we are capable of achieving anything. This was demonstrated perfectly on January 20th as Year 11’s Demi led his Manchester

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Bridgewater Forest School unveiled

Bridgewater School is excited to introduce Bridgewater Forest School, an initiative designed to infuse the principles of play and exploration into the core of our child-centred philosophy. More than just

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United States History Trip 2024

At Bridgewater School we believe that History is not just a subject, it is a living, breathing narrative that shapes our present and guides our future. To enrich our students’

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Celebrating creativity in Prep

To mark the start of the Spring term, the incredible artwork of our Prep children was showcased in a Winter Art Exhibition that demonstrated not only the creative skill of

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2025 School Ski Trip to Vermont

As part of our holistic enrichment programme, the Senior School Ski Trip provides students with an unforgettable opportunity for travel and personal development. Following the success of previous years we

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Liberation and Freedom Workshop

We are extremely proud to announce our participation in the National Lottery Heritage Fund project ‘Liberation and Freedom‘ – a poignant Holocaust education workshop aimed at fostering understanding and remembrance

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A symphony of success

In the symphony of education at Bridgewater, music takes centre stage, harmonising the minds and hearts of students as they achieve remarkable milestones in their musical journey. In addition to

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Prep School Blog

Prep III travel back in time

A visit to the Conway Centre, Burwardsley saw the children journey back to the Stone Age as part of their History topic

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Prep Cross Country squad growing in numbers

Ahead of this year's Salford Schools Cross Country Championship, our Prep runners head to Worsley Woods for training

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Developing individuals, achieving together

The Prep V residential trip gave children a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a variety of new activities in an exciting environment

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Prep VI Outdoor Adventures

Day 2 of the Prep VI residential and it was off to Llangollen for an eventful day of rock climbing and ghyll scrambling

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YHA Chester welcomes Prep IV

Archery and orienteering were the order of the day on arrival at Trafford Hall for Prep IV's outdoor adventure

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King endorses Prep Magazine content

As part of the Coronation celebrations earlier this year, Prep IV painted images of King Charles and sent them to Buckingham Palace. Just this week, their portraits were acknowledged by the King in a lovely letter and card received by

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Jody on top of the world!

Shortly after completing the slightly less onerous task of moving on from Year 6 to Year 7, Jody travelled to the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Junior World Championships in Wolverhampton. Not only did he compete, but he fought his way to the

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2023 Bridgewater School

If you needed something to make you smile over the summer holiday, to take your mind off all the rain, we’ve got just the thing for you – Miss Armstrong’s wonderful edit of our end of year Talent Show. A fantastic well done to all our performers

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“Oh I do like to be beside the seaside…”

Prep I and II enjoyed an end of year trip to Lytham St Anne’s beach this week. The weather was very kind to us and the children had a fantastic time building sandcastles, paddling, playing with balls and finding shells.

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Prep Magazine Summer edition 2022-2023

Please find attached the latest edition of the Prep Magazine, contain samples of the children’s learning across all year groups. You can find the full edition here:

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Delivering success through sport

At Bridgewater School we understand that success comes in many forms, which is why we celebrate not only the achievements on the field, but also the joy of sportsmanship and

Read more

Children’s Mental Health Week 2024

At Bridgewater School, we understand the importance of nurturing not only the academic but also the emotional wellbeing of our students. That is why, during Children’s Mental Health Week, which

Read more

Bridgewater presents Legally Blonde JR

Students had Worsley thinking pink when they presented their 2024 production of Legally Blonde JR. Show-stopping performances from a talented young cast, which featured Year 8’s Lily Knights as the iconic

Read more

Demi helps Manchester Magic retain title

We firmly believe that with the right people around us we are capable of achieving anything. This was demonstrated perfectly on January 20th as Year 11’s Demi led his Manchester

Read more